Clit 45 – 2,4,6,8 We’re The Kids You Love To Hate (CD)

The shouted-out vocals that start out “2,4,6,8” bode well for Clit 45. The style of punk music that hits listeners’ ears are quick and streetpunk influenced, with guitars that are influenced by the Bad Religion school of music. There are few times that individuals can breathe on this disc, and this is not because Clit 45 is obnoxious, but rather that the band kicks it into high gear whenever they can. “Breaking Out” mixes the shrill sound of Anti-Flag with a blend of Black Flag and The Germs; the result is something in which individualscan be singing soon after they hear the track a few times.

The band seems to have a little snag when they get to a track like “Empty Day”, but it is not due to any lack of effort on the band’s part. The reason why the disc suffers slightly is because the fury that is brought to the track by the vocals does not seem proportional to the fury in which the instrumentation resides. This minor weakness is corrected by the time that “It Ain’t Over” starts off; the glorious thing about “2,4,6,8” is that each track is so short that even if Clit 45 has a weak spot, the band can move on soon after. Something that starts to be known during tracks like “We’ll Have Our Say” is that Clit 45 groups together all of the songs on this disc with such a close range that individuals might start losing interest about halfway through the disc.

The band just needs to add a few distractions to their style to create something that has a higher replay value, is all. The music captured on this disc is all without comparison, and if each of the songs present were cut as singles, the band would do better than as it is right now with all the songs being captured on one piece of plastic. Overall, the style of music that Clit 45 is tremendously catchy and fun, and the only thing that needs to be modified to further the amount of enjoyment that one can gain from this disc is an increased amount of derivation from the norm on this disc. The band starts along this path with the surfer meets sixties pop of a track like “Last Incision”, and by the end of this disc, the band is flying pretty high. Worth your money.

Top Tracks: Last Incision, No Surrender

Rating: 5.8/10

[JMcQ]

Clit 45 – 2,4,6,8 We’re The Kids You Love To Hate / 2006 BYO / 14 Tracks / http://www.byorecords.com/t45.net/newclitsite/band.html / http://www.byorecords.com / Reviewed 11 May 2006

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